Tuesday evening we met up with our New England Sales Rep, John Tangney, in Kingston, NY. Kingston is right on the Hudson River and looked like a popular destination for those who want to escape the city.
Kenco is known as "The Work & Play Outfitter". They originally sold safety supplies for work, but they expanded into the fun stuff for play. Their two floor store has everything you need for the great outdoors...no matter if you are working or playing. They even have a pond on site for boat demos. Kenco started carrying NuCanoe in 2011. They were excited for year two with NuCanoe before the Frontier. And are even more so after learning about and seeing the Frontier. It will fit in perfectly as they look to build their fishing and kayak fishing segments.
An hour and a half south of Kenco on Route 9W is long time NuCanoe dealer Matt's Sporting Goods. Matt's was hit hard by the storms in September and is still recovering. Owner Rich is not letting these setbacks affect their customer service or plans for 2012. He is looking forward to showing the Frontier at the Sportsman Show this spring in Suffren, NY. He's had great success their in the past...2012 should be even better.
Driving across the country with 2 boats on a trailer can be interesting. But probably not as interesting as driving through Manhattan. But we were too close to the city to not make a quick visit. Even if the trailer would prevent us from parking. So we took the interstate to upper Manhattan, driving through East Harlem to Park Ave, past Central Park, onto 5th Ave. It was certainly an adventure avoiding the taxi cabs weaving through lanes and pedestrians crossing where they pleased. We planned to drive by Ground Zero, by the Financial District, and onto Brooklyn Bridge. Detours, closed streets, and traffic cops routed us their own way, though. Eventually, we made it to the BB and into Brooklyn. This offered great views of the city and the Statue of Liberty. Not quite the ideal visit to NYC...but certainly one we'll remember!